Vindu: 12 definitions

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Vindu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vindu (विन्दु) is an alternative spelling for Bindu (“point”—i.e., ‘powerful drop of vital seed’).—In this passage from the Kaulajñānanirṇaya, Bindu is the god Bhairava. Monistic Kashmiri Śaivites, as usual, fill out this Tantric symbol with their phenomenology of consciousness. Bindu according to their view is more correctly written ‘vindu’ and is, they say, derived from the root vid that means to know. Thus Vindu is the knower who contains all knowledge and hence manifestation in a potential form, like a learned man who knows the scriptures contains them silently within himself. Just as the Self of the Upaniṣads is said to be the light that illumines the sun, moon and fire, Bindu / Vindu is Śivabindu, the self-luminous light of ‘I’consciousness that illumines the limited subject, object and means of knowledge symbolized by the Sun, Moon and Fire, respectively

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vindu.—(EI 7-1-2), also spelt bindu; ‘cypher’. (SII 2), a flaw in diamonds. Note: vindu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Vindu in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna obtusifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia tora L. var. b Wight & Arn. (among others).

2) Vindu is also identified with Senna tora It has the synonym Cassia boreensis Miq. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2008)
· Natural history (1901)
· Man. Med. Bot. (1841)
· Generis Cassiae Synopsis (1837)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1832)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु).—a.

1) Intelligent, wise.

2) Liberal.

-nduḥ A drop; see बिन्दु (bindu).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु).—name of a mountain: Mahā-Māyūrī 254.1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु).—mfn. (-nduḥ-nduḥ-ndu) 1. Intelligent, knowing. 2. Liberal, munificent. m.

(-nduḥ) 1. A drop of water or any liquid. 2. A spot, a dot, a mark. 3. The bite or mark of a tooth. 4. The part of the forehead between the eye-brows. 5. A mark or spot of coloured paint on an elephant’s face or trunk. 6. The dot over a letter representing the nasal termination. 7. A secondary but connecting incident in a drama. E. vida to know, to be, to be a part of, Unadi aff. u, and the nasal augment.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु).—I. i. e. vid + u, adj. 1. Intelligent. 2. Liberal. Ii. m. 1. A drop of any liquid, [Pañcatantra] 123, 14; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 80. 2. A drop of water, taken as a measure. 3. A spot. 4. The bite or mark of a tooth. 5. A mark of coloured paint on an elephant’s face or trunk. 6. A dot over a letter representing the Anusvāra. 7. The part of the forehead between the eyebrows.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु).—1. [adjective] knowing, familiar with (—°).

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Vindu (विन्दु).—2. [adjective] finding, winning, procuring.

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Vindu (विन्दु).—3. v. bindu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vindu (विन्दु):—[from vind] 1. vindu mfn. finding, getting, acquiring, procuring, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa] (cf. go-, loka-v).

2) 2. vindu mfn. ([from] √1. vid) knowing, acquainted or familiar with (ifc.), [Vāsavadattā]

3) = veditavya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) 3. vindu duka, dula. See bindu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vindu (विन्दु):—[(nduḥ-nduḥ-ndu)] 1. m. A drop, spot, mark, dot. a. Intelligent, liberal.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vindu in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vindu in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a dot; drop; point; speck..—vindu (विंदु) is alternatively transliterated as Viṃdu.

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